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Caribbean leaders warn of region's economic collapse

September 26, 2016
Caribbean leaders warn of region's economic collapse NEW YORK, USA -- Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that, along with climate change and lingering indebtedness, Caribbean islands face another existential threat from the withdrawal by global banks of...

Regional stakeholders discuss Caribbean coastal zone issues

September 22, 2016
Regional stakeholders discuss Caribbean coastal zone issues BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Countries in the Caribbean need to find new, efficient and sustainable approaches to manage their terrestrial and marine resources. Daniel Best, director, projects at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), made this recommendation, noting that these...

Developing nations at Caribbean summit call for greater say in UN reform

September 21, 2016
Developing nations at Caribbean summit call for greater say in UN reform MARGARITA ISLAND, Venezuela -- Caribbean, Latin American and other developing nations across the world are appealing for more say in the process of reforming the United Nations (UN). And they also want more say, too, in the selection of the next top officer at the world’s most important body.

NAM leaders demand better treatment and more respect for refugees and migrants

September 20, 2016
NAM leaders demand better treatment and more respect for refugees and migrants MARGARITA ISLAND, Venezuela -- While New Yorkers were on tenterhooks following the most recent discoveries of explosive devices ahead of a major United Nations meeting on Monday, Caribbean, Latin American, African, Arab, Asian and other developing country leaders welcomed...

Glasgow hosts Fair Trade nations

September 20, 2016
Glasgow hosts Fair Trade nations GLASGOW, Scotland -- Fair Trade fever hit Glasgow last weekend when Fair Traders from across the world gathered on Friday, 9 September, at Robertson House and Saturday, 10 September, at Glasgow Caledonian University to hear how Scotland achieved Fair Trade Nation status.

Regional partners meet on sustainable fisheries and healthier marine environment

September 15, 2016
Regional partners meet on sustainable fisheries and healthier marine environment MIAMI, USA -- Key partners of the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems Project (the UNDP/GEF CLME+ Project) assembled from 6 to 9 September in Miami to discuss and plan coordinated action towards the sustainable management and use of living marine...

Navigating 'Island' Parenting: New Scholar - Do you share any likeness to Miss Lou's Sarah Pool?

September 15, 2016
Navigating 'Island' Parenting: New Scholar - Do you share any likeness to Miss Lou's Sarah Pool? Navigating "Island" Parenting is a submission of insights, quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a source of inspiration and as tools to deal with the daily challenges of parenting. This week’s issue: New Scholar – Do You Share Any Likeness to Miss Lou’s Sarah Pool?

Taiwan seeks Caribbean-Latin American support to attend top aviation meet in Montreal

September 10, 2016
Taiwan seeks Caribbean-Latin American support to attend top aviation meet in Montreal RODNEY BAY, St Lucia -- Taiwan is banking on its Caribbean and Latin American allies to support its quest to attend the world’s top civil aviation meeting in Canada later this month – and to get more responsibility for the skies in and around its airspace. Indeed, President Tsai...

British Army needs soldiers from the Commonwealth to apply now

September 8, 2016
British Army needs soldiers from the Commonwealth to apply now LONDON, England -- Commonwealth nationals may now apply for a number of specialist roles in the British Army thanks to new rules introduced by the government. The British Army has welcomed soldiers from Commonwealth countries for many years; however, under previous...

Feature: An interview with former Trinidad and Tobago prime minister Basdeo Panday

August 29, 2016
Feature: An interview with former Trinidad and Tobago prime minister Basdeo Panday PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The words uttered on a public platform in 1976 were as follows: “They want ballot box, pine box, match box? Ah could even give them cardboard box, the results would be the same, 24-12.” This indicated to then 43-year-old Basdeo Panday that the late...

Relationships: We need relationships!

August 23, 2016
Relationships: We need relationships! If we were meant to be alone then why are there people... because I certainly didn’t get here alone. I had help -- a lot of it... Many of us grew up hearing, “The only person you can depend on is yourself.” We were taught from a young age that it’s not a good thing to lean on others too much.

Navigating 'Island' Parenting: A state of equilibrium does not exist when one has children

August 9, 2016
Navigating 'Island' Parenting: A state of equilibrium does not exist when one has children Navigating "Island" Parenting is a submission of reflections, insights, quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a source of inspiration and as tools to deal with the daily challenges of parenting. This week’s issue: A State of Equilibrium Does Not Exist...

Feminism is a difficult battle for black Caribbean women

August 5, 2016
Feminism is a difficult battle for black Caribbean women PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Bloggers from the Caribbean-based feminist blog CODE RED will be a content partner at the Black Feminisms Forum, due to take place in Brazil this September. The forum hopes to bring people together to strategise for human -- including women’s -- rights...

Inter-agency exercise strengthens regional and global coordination for disasters in the Caribbean

July 30, 2016
Inter-agency exercise strengthens regional and global coordination for disasters in the Caribbean ST JOHNS, Antigua -- The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) is...

CDB approves funding for a more climate-resilient Caribbean transport sector

July 29, 2016
CDB approves funding for a more climate-resilient Caribbean transport sector BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding to address the high incidence of damage to the road infrastructure in Caribbean countries by natural hazard events and the potential for the loss of roads by rising sea levels. Through a technical...

Does online gaming improve memory?

July 26, 2016
Does online gaming improve memory? Over the past few years, you might have heard people talking about the fact that online gaming is thought to improve our ability to remember things. But is that true, or is it just a convenient excuse for playing games? And if it is true, what evidence do we have to prove it?

Three charged in Florida with participating in Caribbean cell phone fraud scheme

July 25, 2016
Three charged in Florida with participating in Caribbean cell phone fraud scheme MIAMI, USA -- Criminal charges were unsealed on Friday against multiple defendants relating to their participation in a sophisticated global cell phone fraud scheme, involving the takeover or compromise of cell phone customers’ accounts and the “cloning” of their phones to make...

Renewed call for regional sex offender registry

July 23, 2016
Renewed call for regional sex offender registry PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Following claims by the prime minister of Saint Lucia Allen Chastanet that criminal deportees from the US are a burden on the Caribbean region, the Caribbean Committee against Sex Crimes (CCSC) said it is keen to work with both the Saint Lucian...

Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Screen time

July 21, 2016
Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Screen time Navigating “Island” Parenting is a submission of insights, quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a source of inspiration and as tools to deal with the daily challenges of parenting. This week’s issue Screen Time – Did you know that technology executives...

Relationships: Anticipate your needs and compromise

July 20, 2016
Relationships: Anticipate your needs and compromise The purpose of being together is having someone anticipate your needs and compromise... those little things... Have you ever had this happen…you are running very late getting home from work, and remember you forgot to take something out to cook, and after the day you had you're too...

Compliance Matters: Spider webs, Panama Papers and the IRS

July 15, 2016
Compliance Matters: Spider webs, Panama Papers and the IRS The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has asked involved US taxpayers to come forward before the IRS reads and dissects the “Panama Papers”. The IRS will “plan how to use the huge trove of leaked documents to catch criminals -- and urged Americans to come clean now before illegal...

The Mighty Sparrow celebrates 81st birthday

July 9, 2016
The Mighty Sparrow celebrates 81st birthday NEW YORK, USA -- Dr Slinger Francisco, the legendary Mighty Sparrow, or as he is fondly known "Birdie", a West Indian calypso icon, celebrates his 81st birthday on Saturday. Sparrow was born in the fishing village of Grand Roy, Grenada, on July 9, 1935. He moved to Trinidad with...

Caribbean civil society delivers strong results for biodiversity conservation and further funding approved

July 7, 2016
Caribbean civil society delivers strong results for biodiversity conservation and further funding approved PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- A US$6.9 million fund supported 68 civil society organisations working across eight Caribbean countries to deliver results for increased protection and enhanced management of key biodiversity areas, mainstreamed biodiversity into development...

CRFM and Japan discuss new initiative for fisheries co-management and socio-economic survey

July 7, 2016
CRFM and Japan discuss new initiative for fisheries co-management and socio-economic survey BELIZE CITY, Belize (CRFM) -- Milton Haughton, the executive director of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), met on Tuesday at the CRFM’s Secretariat in Belize City with Masaru Honda, team leader of the Japan-funded Caribbean Fisheries Co-management Project.

Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Parenting styles and their effects on the child

July 6, 2016
Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Parenting styles and their effects on the child Navigating "Island" Parenting is a submission of insights, quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a source of inspiration and as tools to deal with the daily challenges of parenting. This week’s issue: Parenting Styles and their Effects on the Child.

Forum on race, justice and reparations held in Belfast, Northern Ireland

July 5, 2016
Forum on race, justice and reparations held in Belfast, Northern Ireland BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- A two day forum with workshops bringing academics, historians, international law experts and distinguished guest speakers from across the UK and Ireland was held at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), hosted by QUB’s School of Law Human Rights Centre.

Regional delegation attends US forum on youth violence prevention

July 4, 2016
Regional delegation attends US forum on youth violence prevention BALTIMORE, USA -- As the US government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), continues to support regional governments to reduce youth crime and violence across the Eastern Caribbean, two St Kitts-Nevis officials working with at-risk youth have...

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